Assault Charge in Family Court

 Laurens Police were notified of a problem with an unruly 14-year-old female around 4:15 yesterday afternoon. A local woman indicated she was driving on Farley Avenue when her niece became unruly. The woman said she pulled over to the side of the road to handle the problem, and her niece scratched her in the face and on the hand. Sgt. Shane Martin observed scratches on the woman’s face and hand. The girl reportedly claimed her aunt was trying to hit her. After consultation with the juvenile’s father, police advised all parties that the juvenile would be handled through family court for the Simple Assault. They advised the 14-year-old girl that any further assaults would result in a trip to the Department of Juvenile Justice.